The Lions Den

A Newsletter for Lynnhaven Elementary Families

December 2018

Lynnhaven Elementary

Mrs. Teri Breaux - Principal

Dr. Lynell Powell - Assistant Principal

Home of the Lions!

Message from the Principal

Dear Lynnhaven families,

It is with a heavy heart that I write this message to our families. This past weekend, we were notified of the untimely death of one of our staff members, Sonja Goldson-Trotman. Mrs. Goldson-Trotman was a PALS teachers here at Lynnhaven for a number of years and made an incredible mark on many students.

Understandably, the death of a teacher may be extremely traumatic to a child. While Mrs. Goldson-Trotman did not work individually with children this school year, she may have worked with your child(ren) in previous years. With this in mind, arrangements have been made to provide the assistance of additional counselors in our school should their services be needed by any of our students or staff. Please contact our office directly, reach out to your child's teacher, or reach out to our school counselor, Ms. Cofield, should you wish for your child to seek counseling.

As a PALS teacher here at Lynnhaven, Ms. Goldson-Trotman will be greatly missed. Her work made a positive impact on the lives of so many of our students, and she was a valued member of our Lion family.

We will join you in sharing our condolences to Ms. Goldson-Trotman’s family and keeping them in our hearts, especially here so close to the holiday season.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 648-3000.


Teri Breaux

Month at a Glance

CCLC - every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:40-4:35pm

STEM Robotics - every Tuesday from 2:40-4:35pm

5th Grade Strings - every Wednesday and Friday during P.E.

2nd Grade - Swim Lessons at Bow Creek Rec Center Dec. 3 - 14 9:30-11:30

December 1 - Saplings Field Trip - Chrysler Museum 9:00am

December 3 - SCA Officer Meeting

December 3 - Chorus Rehearsal

December 5 - Stings/Chorus Concert 6:00-7:00 pm

December 10 - Grade 4 Music Program Rehearsal (Speaking Parts)

December 12-19 - PTA Holiday Shop

December 12 - PTA Gingerbread House Building 6:00-7:30 pm

December 14 - Progress Reports Issued

December 17 - PreK MOCA Outreach Program

December 17 - SCA Officer and Class Rep Meeting 2:40-3:45pm

December 19 - Grades K & 1 Family Coffee Talk

December 21 - Early Dismissal 12:10 pm

SCA Food Drive

During the month of November, the SCA collected donations for our annual food drive. It was such a success, we will continue donations through December. Thank you for your generosity in helping others in our community!

Holiday Music Programs

Join us to celebrate the musicianship of your children! We are so excited to hear their beautiful sounds of music.

December 5 - Strings and Chorus

December 10 - 4th Grade

Progress Reports

Just a reminder for students in grades 1-5, progress reports will be issued via email this year. If your email has changed, please send in a note to the teacher. The next date for progress reports is December 14th.

PTA Holiday Shop and Gingerbread Houses

The Holiday Shop will be open from December 12th-19th during the school day. Also, join the PTA for a night of fun building gingerbread houses on December 12th!

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Parent Coffee Talk

Calling all kindergarten and 1st grade parents! You are invited to join us for a coffee talk on December 19th.

December 22 - January 1

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